A multiplayer gameplay reveal for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is coming on August 1, 2019. The silence surrounding Modern Warfare has been very odd considering the game is coming out in just a few months before the end of 2019, and this will be the first time fans will have the chance to see the core multiplayer playlist in action.
Activision and Infinity Ward recently revealed the first gameplay of a new game mode coming to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare called Gunfight, which is perfectly suited for players on a tight schedule; however, it's completely separate from the main multiplayer playlist. While it may be different from the regular multiplayer, Gunfight shows the very familiar user interface, as well as the fast and fluid gameplay that fans have come to expect from the series. There were also some cool surprises like quick execution animations shown off for the first time. Infinity Ward has said in the past that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will increase the player count with 20-player matches.
Activision announced that the full multiplayer reveal will be coming on August 1 via Twitch, and Gunfight was just a small piece of the bigger picture. Players can likely expect the staple Call of Duty game modes to make a return, like Team Deathmatch, Domination, and Search and Destroy. As of right now, though, no other new modes have been revealed outside of Gunfight. The gameplay itself looked very promising, and it'll be exciting to see it for the first time in large-scale battles.
Infinity Ward is making big changes to the multiplayer offerings in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare with full cross-play support and the absence of a traditional season pass. The changes will ensure that every player is able to have access to the latest content and multiplayer updates without being restricted by any sort of paywall. Everyone will also be able to play together across PS4, Xbox One, and PC, and there's a new cross-progression system being included in the game, tying together each mode more closely. Hopefully, players will hear more about how that works when the full multiplayer reveal comes on August 1.
So far, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare looks to be making more meaningful and thoughtful changes to the series as a whole. It's a breath of fresh air considering the newest change to the annual first-person shooter came in the form of a shoehorned battle royal mode in last year's Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. This looks to be a more connected Call of Duty title, and it'll be interesting to see how the game tackles cross-progression, as well as if these changes carry over into the inevitable entries that will follow.
Source: Activision, Twitch